The first table below looks at the demand for Windows XP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows XP over the 3 months to 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Berkshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 67 52 73
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +21
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 54 78 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.15% 3.20% 2.07%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.36% 13.73% 12.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 32 28
Average daily rate
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£288 £300 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £140 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £448 £371
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £210 £213
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -1.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 15
Average hourly rate £13.50 £17.50 £14.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.85% +20.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.62 £22.50 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -3.44%
Operating Systems Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
521 568 528
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 20.79% 23.28% 16.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 248 233
Average daily rate £325 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £165 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 40 37
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £30.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -4.41%
Windows XP
South East

Windows XP
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows XP across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows XP Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Windows XP
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows XP across the Berkshire region.

Windows XP Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Windows XP
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows XP across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

Windows XP Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows XP across the Berkshire region.

Windows XP Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Windows XP
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows XP within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +8 21 £300 +114.28% 1
Bracknell -8 13 £150 -50.00% 6
Newbury 0 4 £325 - 2
Slough -7 1 - - 3
Wokingham - - - - 2
Maidenhead - - - - 3
Windows XP
South East

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Windows XP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows XP.

1 105 (100.00%) Windows
2 54 (51.43%) Active Directory
3 52 (49.52%) Windows 7
4 41 (39.05%) Microsoft
5 38 (36.19%) Security Cleared
6 29 (27.62%) MS Office
7 27 (25.71%) Windows Server 2003
8 23 (21.90%) Citrix
9 21 (20.00%) MS Exchange
9 21 (20.00%) DV Cleared
10 20 (19.05%) SC Cleared
10 20 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
11 18 (17.14%) MS Excel
12 17 (16.19%) ITIL
13 16 (15.24%) TCP/IP
14 15 (14.29%) Migration
15 11 (10.48%) HP Quality Center
16 10 (9.52%) SCCM
16 10 (9.52%) HP
16 10 (9.52%) ISEB
17 9 (8.57%) Tivoli
17 9 (8.57%) MSI
17 9 (8.57%) Windows 8
18 8 (7.62%) SharePoint Server
18 8 (7.62%) Windows Vista
18 8 (7.62%) VMware
18 8 (7.62%) TestDirector
18 8 (7.62%) VPN
18 8 (7.62%) AIX
18 8 (7.62%) Windows 2000

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Windows XP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows XP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 21 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 8 (7.62%) SharePoint Server
3 6 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2003
3 6 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (4.76%) SharePoint
5 4 (3.81%) IIS
6 3 (2.86%) IBM Notes
6 3 (2.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.95%) WorkSite
Applications
1 29 (27.62%) MS Office
2 18 (17.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.86%) Office 365
2 1 (0.95%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 16 (15.24%) TCP/IP
2 8 (7.62%) VPN
3 5 (4.76%) DNS
3 5 (4.76%) Internet
4 4 (3.81%) LAN
5 3 (2.86%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (2.86%) DHCP
5 3 (2.86%) DMZ
6 2 (1.90%) IP Telephony
6 2 (1.90%) Broadband
7 1 (0.95%) LDAP
7 1 (0.95%) WAN
7 1 (0.95%) SAN
7 1 (0.95%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (0.95%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.95%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.81%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.86%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.86%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 9 (8.57%) MSI
2 8 (7.62%) TestDirector
3 7 (6.67%) QuickTest Pro
3 7 (6.67%) WinRunner
4 3 (2.86%) InstallShield
4 3 (2.86%) StarTeam
General
1 5 (4.76%) Finance
2 4 (3.81%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.95%) Back Office
3 1 (0.95%) Law
3 1 (0.95%) Games
3 1 (0.95%) Military
3 1 (0.95%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (23.81%) Analyst
2 13 (12.38%) Rollout Engineer
3 9 (8.57%) Desktop Support
3 9 (8.57%) Support Engineer
4 8 (7.62%) Service Analyst
4 8 (7.62%) Support Analyst
4 8 (7.62%) Service Desk Analyst
5 7 (6.67%) 1st Line Support
5 7 (6.67%) Infrastructure Tester
5 7 (6.67%) Tester
6 6 (5.71%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (5.71%) Help Desk Analyst
6 6 (5.71%) Help Desk Support
6 6 (5.71%) Desktop Engineer
7 5 (4.76%) Desktop Analyst
7 5 (4.76%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 5 (4.76%) Test Analyst
8 4 (3.81%) Help Desk Support Analyst
8 4 (3.81%) Applications Tester
9 3 (2.86%) Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.81%) Application Packaging
2 3 (2.86%) .NET Framework
2 3 (2.86%) .NET
3 1 (0.95%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.76%) Blackberry
2 3 (2.86%) Clustering
3 2 (1.90%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (1.90%) iPhone
4 1 (0.95%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 105 (100.00%) Windows
2 52 (49.52%) Windows 7
3 27 (25.71%) Windows Server 2003
4 20 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (8.57%) Windows 8
6 8 (7.62%) Windows Vista
6 8 (7.62%) Windows 2000
6 8 (7.62%) AIX
7 7 (6.67%) Linux
8 6 (5.71%) Windows NT
9 5 (4.76%) UNIX
10 4 (3.81%) Solaris
11 3 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (1.90%) CentOS
13 1 (0.95%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.95%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (16.19%) ITIL
2 15 (14.29%) Migration
3 7 (6.67%) Test Scripting
3 7 (6.67%) Time Management
4 6 (5.71%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (5.71%) Configuration Management
5 4 (3.81%) Automation Testing
6 3 (2.86%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (2.86%) Analytics
6 3 (2.86%) Software Distribution
6 3 (2.86%) Fault Management
6 3 (2.86%) Test Automation
6 3 (2.86%) Regression Testing
6 3 (2.86%) OO
6 3 (2.86%) Data Modelling
6 3 (2.86%) Validation
6 3 (2.86%) Web Analytics
6 3 (2.86%) Facility Management
7 2 (1.90%) IT Governance
7 2 (1.90%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 7 (6.67%) SQL
2 2 (1.90%) VBScript
2 2 (1.90%) C
3 1 (0.95%) Java
3 1 (0.95%) VB
Qualifications
1 38 (36.19%) Security Cleared
2 21 (20.00%) DV Cleared
3 20 (19.05%) SC Cleared
4 10 (9.52%) ISEB
5 6 (5.71%) MCP
6 5 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (3.81%) MCSE
8 3 (2.86%) Degree
9 2 (1.90%) ISTQB
9 2 (1.90%) CCA
9 2 (1.90%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.95%) MCSA
10 1 (0.95%) Dell Certification
10 1 (0.95%) MCDST
10 1 (0.95%) MCITP
10 1 (0.95%) DCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.90%) ISO 9001
1 2 (1.90%) SLA
1 2 (1.90%) COBIT
System Software
1 54 (51.43%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.90%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (1.90%) XenApp
4 1 (0.95%) vSphere
4 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.95%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (10.48%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (9.52%) SCCM
3 9 (8.57%) Tivoli
4 6 (5.71%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 3 (2.86%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (2.86%) CiscoWorks
5 3 (2.86%) Netcool
5 3 (2.86%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (1.90%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (1.90%) SCOM
7 1 (0.95%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.95%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 41 (39.05%) Microsoft
2 23 (21.90%) Citrix
3 10 (9.52%) HP
4 8 (7.62%) VMware
5 7 (6.67%) Oracle
5 7 (6.67%) Cisco
6 6 (5.71%) IBM
7 5 (4.76%) ServiceNow
8 4 (3.81%) Remedy
8 4 (3.81%) EMC
9 3 (2.86%) Veritas
9 3 (2.86%) Lotus
9 3 (2.86%) Borland
9 3 (2.86%) CA
9 3 (2.86%) Apple
9 3 (2.86%) McAfee
9 3 (2.86%) Altiris
9 3 (2.86%) Unica
10 2 (1.90%) Sophos
10 2 (1.90%) Red Hat
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